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Pros: Quality for the price
Cons: 4x4 tourque on demand 4 wheel drive
Advice: Discuss the part time 4x4 transmission. 2 wheel hiIf you are looking for a smaller sized SUV in the lexus line, look no further. This Sorento has it all and more bang for the buck than all in its class. Turning, ride, looks, performance, towing,comfort, ease of operation, and general all around quality, this Sorento has what it takes. Test one out and you will buy it. Be aware of the two choices in 4x4 operation and transmissions. They differ considerably.
Pros: sport shifter and power
Cons: sharp turning 4x4 hopping
Advice: try it you will like itlove the way it handles but on sharp turns can feel full time 4x4 hop get good milege on tripe would buy another one
Pros: Power everything, 4 wheel drive
Cons: Bounce it rear wheels on bumps
Advice: Good vehicle for recreation useGood power, not to keen on the traction control,slows me down,good ride on interstates, rear wheels bounce on bumps but not crude, good stopping power, can't wait for it to snow good light duty off road, never tried to see what it can due, great vehicle looks sweet!!!
Pros: Style is an asset
Cons: Poor fuel economy
Advice: Don't buy if you don't want problems over 60,000 milesOur Sorento LX had been relatively troublefree for the first 60,000 miles, but since, the vehicle has been problem prone. The engine throttle body sticks and causes the engine to idle much too high. The warranty states it would be covered to 25,000 miles. What a joke. The last problem (leaking surge tank) occured recently and caused my engine to overheat with possible engine damage. I would not buy another Kia Sorento if they paid us to take it off the dealer lot.I also have to mention, the Kia dealer would fix both problems for $1,400.00. Stay away from the KIA Sorento if at all possible, in my opinion.
Advice: If you live in Texas stay away from Classic Kia (formerly Buz Post in Arlington)I love this car. If you test drive it once, you will want to own it. The car handles great and looks great. You won't find another car this great for the price.
Pros: The ease of handling the electronic features
Cons: The wind noise and the very back seat
Advice: If there is a wind noise take it back to the dealer and have them check the luggage rack is placed on correctlyWhen car was bought it was later found that there was a bad 'wind' type noise when going over 45 mph. We promptly returned it to the dealer. Their explanation was the luggage rack was not put on correctly. Whatever they did, it fixed the problem. The car is lovely except for the very back seat which is a bit uncomfortable, but overall the car is wonderful.
Cons: how the car had its mind of its own
Advice: go and buy another cari was a proud owner of a kia sorento, the car was great until it kept on skiding from the rear. the car had on control. until i was driving to work and it went from the back and i hit the wall the abs did not work and it did not have any stabalising programs.